Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Other: Saucer-shaped
Petal count: Single: 1-7 petals
Rose bloom color: Dark red
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Other: Hybrid rugosa
Growth Habit: Tall, 5-7 feet, upright
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Reimer Kordes, 1979
Optimal growing zones: USDA zones 4 through 9

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 5-7 feet
Plant Spread: 4-6 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Child plants: one child plant

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Robusta'
  • 'KORgosa'

Common names
  • Rose

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  • Posted by porkpal (Richmond, TX - Zone 9a) on Oct 16, 2011 2:46 PM concerning plant:
    My Robustas are tall, leggy shrubs with leaves only at the tips of the canes and wicked thorns. The blooms repeat fairly well here near the Texas Gulf Coast but are fragile and shatter easily. They would be at their best at the back of a bed.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 16, 2011 3:03 PM concerning plant:
    Robusta left my garden due to the combo of truly wicked thorns and long leggy canes that wanted to spread and take up much much more room than I had given it. I did so just love, love, love the vivid red flowers that were exceptionally pretty. Yes, it blackspots very easily.


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